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February 19, 2015

ETPB chief to open Guru Nanak varsity


February 19, 2015

CHAIRMAN Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Siddiq-ul-Farooq has said the Board will inaugurate the proposed Baba Guru Nanak University (BGNU) in Nankana Sahib within the coming six months.
Talking to the media after chairing a 290th Board meeting held on Wednesday, Siddiq-ul-Farooq said he was committed to completing the already delayed project of BGNU as soon as possible.
It is pertinent to mention here that in June 2007, the then High Court (Uganda) Judge Anup Singh Choudry and a group based in Southhall, UK known as the World Muslim Sikh Federation (WMSF), had produced a detailed concept plan and blueprints calling for 2,500 acres to be set aside for the proposed institution but since then nothing had been done in this regard.
Sardar Sham Singh, Sardar Soran Singh, Dr Munawar Chand, Mian Munir Ahmed, Azhar Ihsan Sheikh, Muhammad Nawaz Tishna, Ayesha Hameed, Pervaiz Jan Saroya, Muhammad Younas Durrani, Sohail Ahmed Raza, Ilyas Khan, and others attended the board meeting.
On the occasion, ETPB chairman also made a claim that he was going to initiate such projects till June 2016 which would double the revenue of the Board from Rs 1.5 billion to Rs 3 billion within a year. He also briefed the board’s members on the 10 approved development schemes including town planning of one and a half lakh-kanals of land in Nankana Sahib.
Siddiq added that he had asked all the board members to hold every officer/official of the ETPB, including the chairman, accountable for his or her wrongdoing. He said the board had also approved leasing out of Board’s 125 kanals of land located in Sheikhupura where the government would establish a coal-fired power plant.
According to Siddiq-ul-Farooq, the board has also approved the digitalisation of Dayal Singh Trust Library which will help book-lovers to find out reading material of their choice. He further said that a project of construction of 30-rooms and lawns at Katasraj, Chakwal, would be

inaugurated jointly by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on March 7, 2016 in which other dignitaries, including Indian High Commissioner and others, would be invited. He added that the project would be completed within three and a half months.
campaign: The students of Punjab University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) organised an awareness campaign titled ‘Interest a Curse’ at the institute here on Wednesday.
According to a press release issued here, during the campaign, an awareness walk was organised in which participants carried banners, posters and charts inscribed with slogans against interest. In-charge Director Dr Noshina Saleem, Assistant Professor Dr Waqar Malik and a large number of students participated in the walk.

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